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PREFACE.

WHEN COWPER, during six years, wrote some lines, which were subjoined to the yearly Bills of Mortality of the parish of All Saints, Northampton, he found it somewhat difficult to avoid sameness, and introduce variety. The writer of this article, less gifted than the Bard, has now to produce his tenth Preface to a work, which, in principle and character, has undergone no variation; and he shall think himself fortunate, if, by avoiding repetition, he can escape censure, without laying any claim to praise.

The Tenth Volume of the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE, now brought to a close, the Editor flatters himself, will not be found inferior in any respect to the most exalted of its predecessors. Of these volumes the leading principles are precisely the same, the articles varying only in modes and topics of discussion ; but always keeping in view the great doctrines of Christianity, without deviating from the permanent dictates of moral and philosophical truth.

It is well known, that in the Christian system, there are many truths which soar far beyond the dominion of reason, and the empire of philosophical research ; but in no case can their decisions be subversive of each other. In several of our papers we have aimed to trace the analogy, and in doing this, the operations of secondary causes have occasionally become the subjects of investigation. To this department all our scientific inquiries, and many of our controversial subjects, may be referred; and, in proportion as success has crowned our efforts, the empire of knowledge has been enlarged.

In the mean while, we have found it necessary, for the sake of variety, and the accommodation of many readers, to whom any thing like severe analysis is an uninviting subject, to introduce narratives, incidents, and historical sketches, which at once enliven with the

PREFACE.

charms of novelty, and illustrate many striking peculiarities in the human character. In the midst, however, of this diversity of matter and mode, we have invariably aimed at stability of purpose, and unity of design, and we flatter ourselves, that an examination of what is now before the public, will prove that your attempts have not been altogether unsuccessful.

Of its original independence, the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE has never lost sight; and those only, we presume, will charge it with partiality, who are unacquainted with its general contents. Its adherence indeed to these noble principles, has subjected its conductors to a few impotent snarls; but all attempts to retard its circulation, have caused hostility to be defeated by its own weapons, and enabled it to triumph in the increased patronage of an enlightened and liberal public.

The sources whence our Portraits, and the Biographical Sketches which accompany them, have been derived, will furnish decisive proof that local barriers have neither interdicted nor accelerated our selection. These Portraits have been engraven by artists of established celebrity, and an inspection of their highly finished state, sufficiently demonstrates that no expense has been spared, to secure their uniform and decided superiority.

To their numerous and highly respectable correspondents, the Proprietors and Editor of the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE beg to acknowledge themselves under peculiar obligations, for their valuable communications; and to all their subscribers, both old and new, they beg also to express their unfeigned gratitude. But above all, they wish to express a still more reverential ascription of praise to God, through whose power and goodness they are enabled to acknowledge all their other obligations.

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ABRAHAM and Terah'. idols,

1643
Davies Gilbert, Esq.,.

585
Affecting subject, sketch of,
707 Desert island, two men rescued from a,. ,

. 1095
A postacy, final, possible,

992

Divine prescience : Dr. Clarke defended, 603
Arab sheik, young,

815 Drankenness, sober dissuasions from, ..1019
Astronomical Occurrences, 68, 169, 285,

E.
14:18387, 474, 501, 669, 767, 841, 957, 1060 Earth's axis, inclination of the,..... 720
Asylums, on county,

134 Educated ministry, necessity of,. 981
Asylum, Middlesex county,..
621 Education, popular, examined,

,1071
Autograph of Frederick the Great, 676 Elliptical motions of the planets, ..912, 1006
Earl Grey,
770

F.
B.
Final apostacy possible,

992
Bakewell, Mr. observations on, ....
325 Final perseverance defended, .

601
-'s letter, reply to,

.1015 Frederick the Great, autograph of, 676
Barometz, or vegetable lamb,

771 Friendship, genuine, exemplified,.. 800
arrow's sermon, examination of,

.326, 121

Frost, John, Esq., memoir of, ..... 971,
painter, anecdotes of, 964
Future life of brutes, essay on,.

16
Bible, tbe, and Lord Byron,.... 699

G.
Blasphemy, expediency of suppressing, Gases, mephitic,; in mines, 33, 130, 226,

110, 813

321, 416, 525, 630, 726, 837,
Books, on the multiplication of,

714

918, 1001, 1106
Buonty, fate of the matineers of the,.... 823 Germany, bints for a tour through, 166
Britton, Jobs, Esq. memoir of,....... 873 Gilbert, Davies, Esq., memoir of,...... 585
Brutes, essay on the future life of,...16, 509 Gleanings, 197, 292, 485, 677, 77),
, against the future life of, 960

870, 966, 1063
Burying-gropnds, of extended, ...1092 Grand junotion canal,
Butterworth, Billy, the Oldham hermit,. 95 Grey, Earl, his autograph,.

770
Byroo, Lord, and the Bible,

699 Gunton's monastery of St. Peterborough,
C.

331, 424,
Canal, grand junction, ...
676 Gypsies, the, a fragment,

801
Catholic claims defended,

515

-, a question answered respecting, 1009
opposed,

806
-, Tucker's reply Happiness, essay on, ........309, 447,

505
1,1015 Heber, Bishop, observations on India,.. 236
Ceyl: to Bakewell,
of slavery in,

255
Highlanders, instruction of,

154
judicial improvements in, 529 | Highland army in Manchester in 1745, 736
Charity, true, exemplified,

151 Holland, hints for a tour through, 166
Charles II., accounts of the death of, 238 Holly-trees, the two ominous, ..1026
Charles Manners Satton, memoir of,.. 777 Holy laud, possession of the,..

990
Cbinese life-preserver, in shipwreck, 198 Jloly Spirit, assistance of the,

796
Christ Jesus, moral character of, ...... 693

Horace, sccond ode, first book,. .1021
Christian missions, on,

598

I.
holiness, thoughts on ....... 976 Inclination of the earth’s axis, on the,
examination, a dialogue, 787
Indefectibility of the saints,

206
Chronology of events for 1827,
288 India, trial by jury in,

99
Commercial retrospect, for 1827,. 103

Infamous characters,

482
Conscience, on the influence of,

796 Injustice, retaliation, and superstition,..1111
Contingencies, ordained, .
119 Insane, employment of the,

230
Cooversion of Cbarles, Duke of Shrews-

abuse of charities for the, 723
bury,
702) Insanity, on latent,..

37
Cook's, Capt, monument,

75 Instruction of the Irish, Highlanders, and
Credulity, miraculous food for,.

163
Welsh,

154
Crowther, Rev. Samuel, memoir of, 297 | Ireland, superstitions in,,

479

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Irish, instruction of,

154
Pbæbe's grave,

1-407
Italy, bints for a tour through,

166 Physiology, essays on, 40, 139, 249,
J.

340, 441, 545, 634, 731, 830
Jesus Christ, moral character of,

693 Planets, number of, in the solar system, 627
K.

elliptical motions of the,..912, 1006
Katherine's docks, opening of St.,

Popery, on tbe authority of the council
Kindness, effects of, on the heart, 801

of Trent,

1811
Knowledge and intellectual habits, 340 Prescience : Dr. Clarke defended,' i... 603
L.

Prosecutions for infidel works, against .. 890
Lamb, Mr. Charles, memoir of,

201 Public asylums, unfrieudly to the cure of
Lamb, vegetable, ..

771

insanity, .
Lane's, J. B., great picture,.

671 Public meetings in the metropolis, . 575
Law and justice contrasted,

.1088

R.
Leaves from a pocket book,.......869, 965 Raikes, Robert, Esq., memoir of,... ... 395
Literary notices, 101, 200, 295, 391, Reformation, progress of the, in Ireland, 21
487, 583,678,775,871, 970, 1065, 1146 Repentant convict, a,. .......

.1023
Llandaff, Watson, Bishop of,, ........

..... 312 Resurrection, on the design of tbe, 896
London university, exclusion of religion Retrospect, commercial, .

103
from the,

435 Roby, Rev. William, memoir of,
M.

Roofs, secarity of, in large buildings, 640
Man, the image of the Deity, ..... 593 Rose tree, the,

540
Manchester, Highland army in 1745,... 736

S.
-, a sanctuary,.
959 Saints, indefectibility of the,.

240
Marsden, Joshua, animadversions on, 801 Seasons, the valley of the,.

55
Marsden's “ Waning Crescent” defended, 907 Sentiment, a man of,

160
Meetings, public, in the metropolis,

Sheep, instinct of a,

965
Melancthon's servant Jobn,

205 Shipwreck, Chinese life-preserver, in, 198
Memoir of Rev. William Roby,

9 Shrewsbury, conversion of Duke of,.... 702
Rev. Thomas Stedman, M. A., 105 Sketch of an affecting subject,

707
- Mr. Charles Lamb,
201 Slavery in Ceylon, abolition of,..

255
Rev. Samuel Crowther, A.M., 297 Solar system, number of planets in the,.. 627
Robert Raikes, Esq.,

393 Solitary bours, . ....25, 121, 217, 313, 409
Robert Montgomery,

489 Sonship, eternal, observations on,... 305
Davies Gilbert, Esq.,...... 585

a word on the,.

306
James Montgomery, Esq., • .. 681

indefensible,

403
Charles Manners Sutton, Lord Stars, new method of classifying the,... 70
Archbishop of Canterbury,. 779 Stedman, Rev. Tbomas, memoir of, 105
John Britton, Esq.,
873 Superstition in Ireland, ......

479
John Frost, Esq.,

871 Sution, Rev. C. Manuers, memoir of, 105
The Archbishop of York,...,1067 Swallow, migration of the,..

932
Methodist, new test act unjust and cruel, 711

T.
Middlesex coanty asylum, on the, ..621, 926 Taylor's, Mr. case of, blasphemy,.... 110
Ministerial fidelity, on,
147 Terah's, Abraham and, idols,

643
Ministry, necessity of an educated, 981 Test act, Methodist new, unjast and cruel, 711
Miser, the,
616 Thebes, ruins of,

769
Missionary Societies, British,

. 1024 Thoughts on Christian holiness,. .884, 976
Missions, on Christian,
598 Thunder storm, a remarkable,

911
Moatgomery, James, memoir of,
681 Tucker's reply to Bakewell, .

.1015
Montgomery, Robert, memoir of, 489 Turkish empire, animadversions on Mr.
Monument, Captain Cook's,

75
Marsden's thoughts on,

804
Mutineers of the Bounty, fate of the, 823

U.
N.
Uncharitableness reprored,

962
Nature, superiority of tho works of,.... 901

V.
Notices, literary, 101, 200, 295, 391, Valley of the seasons,

55
487,583,678,775,871, 970, 1005, 1146 Vaults, against interring in,
0.

in favour of burying in,
Orang-outang of Sumatra,

241

W.
Oratorio of the Messiah,.
509 Watson, Bishop of Llandaff,..

312
Oriental castoms, scenery, and ceremonies, 62 Wellington, autograph of the Duke of,. : 216"
Osseous system, structure, &c. of the, 923, Welslı, instruction of,

151
996, 1101 Wesleyan Methodist new test act, vindi-'
P.
cated,

300
Perouse, la, account of,....

51 Wesleyan Methodist new test act, ex-
Perseverance, final, defended,

601
amined,

301"
Petriburgensis historia monasterii, 210, Wesleyan Methodist new test act, an old ****
331, 424, 514

496

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